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{{Infobox election
 
{{Infobox election
| election_name = 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election
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| election_name = Cupertino Alliance Chair election, January 2021
 
| country = Cupertino Alliance
 
| country = Cupertino Alliance
 
| type = presidential
 
| type = presidential
 
| ongoing = no
 
| ongoing = no
| previous_election = 1st Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election
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| previous_election = Cupertino Alliance Chair election, 2020
 
| previous_year = July 2020
 
| previous_year = July 2020
| next_election =  3rd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election
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| next_election =  Cupertino Alliance Chair election, August 2021
| next_year = July 2021
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| next_year = August 2021
| election_date = ''4 January 2021''{{efn|name=Cancel|The Election was slated to last from 29 January – 6 February. The Roscoe-Valentinus Campaign however decided to drop out of the race on 4 January, citing mental health and a toxic environment. As a result, the [[Chair of the Cupertino Alliance|Chair of the Board]] and the [[Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance|Superior Judge]] invoked Arcticle 28 of the Charter Act, awarding the election to [[Logan Ross]] and [[Matthew Xia]].<ref name=ElectionResults/>}}  
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| election_date = ''4 January 2021''{{efn|name=Cancel|The Election was slated to last from 29 January – 6 February. The Hamilton-Valentinus Campaign however decided to drop out of the race on 4 January, citing mental health and a toxic environment. As a result, the [[Chair of the Cupertino Alliance|Chair of the Board]] and the [[Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance|Superior Judge]] invoked Article 28 of the Charter Act, awarding the election to [[Logan Ross]] and [[Matthew Xia]].<ref name=ElectionResults/>}}  
 
| turnout = ''N/A''{{efn|name=Cancel}}
 
| turnout = ''N/A''{{efn|name=Cancel}}
| image1 = [[File:Logan I.jpg|200x130px]]
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| image1 = [[File:Screenshot 121.jpg|200x130px]]
 
| candidate1 = '''[[Logan Ross]]'''
 
| candidate1 = '''[[Logan Ross]]'''
 
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| popular_vote1 = '''''N/A'''''{{efn|name=Cancel}}{{efn|name=Unanimous|Officially called as unanimous in favor of Ross.}}
 
| popular_vote1 = '''''N/A'''''{{efn|name=Cancel}}{{efn|name=Unanimous|Officially called as unanimous in favor of Ross.}}
 
| percentage1 =  
 
| percentage1 =  
| image2 = [[File:Roscoe Official Portrait 2020.png|200x130px]]
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| image2 = [[File:Hamilton Official Portrait 2020.png|200x130px]]
| candidate2 = [[Daniel Roscoe]]
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| candidate2 = [[Daniel Hamilton]]
 
| colour2 = 000080
 
| colour2 = 000080
 
| home_state2 = [[File:Flag of Australis.svg|25px]] [[Unified Royal States of Australis|Australis]]
 
| home_state2 = [[File:Flag of Australis.svg|25px]] [[Unified Royal States of Australis|Australis]]
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| after_election = [[Logan Ross]]
 
| after_election = [[Logan Ross]]
 
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The '''2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election''' was a planned election set to happen in January or February 2021 in order to succeed [[Jayden Lycon]], who was not seeking re-election as Chair of the [[Cupertino Alliance]].<ref>Lycon, Jayden (25 October 2020) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1nb6-tpyVzurob7ZYAJUAPwSmhCSqBq_Km0w6UeT8V8k/mobilebasic Cupertino Alliance re-election address], [[Cupertino Alliance]].'' Retrieved 11 November 2020.</ref> Initially called in November 2020, the election. On 4 January 2020 candidate [[Daniel Roscoe]] formally dropped out of the race, resulting in an unaminous victory for candidate [[Logan Ross]].
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The '''Cupertino Alliance Chair election''' was a planned election set to happen in January or February 2021 in order to succeed [[Jayden Lycon]], who was not seeking re-election as Chair of the [[Cupertino Alliance]].<ref>Lycon, Jayden (25 October 2020) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1nb6-tpyVzurob7ZYAJUAPwSmhCSqBq_Km0w6UeT8V8k/mobilebasic Cupertino Alliance re-election address], [[Cupertino Alliance]].'' Retrieved 11 November 2020.</ref> Initially called in November 2020, the election. On 4 January 2021 candidate [[Daniel Hamilton]] formally dropped out of the race, resulting in a unanimous victory for a candidate [[Logan Ross]].
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
Several candidates had expressed wishes to run for Chairman of the Board, however these were unofficial. The only two candidates who submitted the necessary paperwork to become a candidate for the Chairmanship Election were [[Daniel Roscoe]] and [[Logan Ross]].
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Several candidates had expressed wishes to run for Chairman of the Board, however, these were unofficial. The only two candidates who submitted the necessary paperwork to become a candidate for the Chairmanship Election were [[Daniel Hamilton]] and [[Logan Ross]].
These candidates at the time of Roscoe's suspension on 4 January 2021 were:
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These candidates at the time of Hamilton's suspension on 4 January 2021 were:
  
 
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!Campaign Logo
 
!Campaign Logo
 
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|[[File:Roscoe_Official_Portrait_2020.png|140px]]<br>'''[[Daniel Roscoe]]'''<ref>{{cite web |title=Vote Roscoe 2021 |url=https://sites.google.com/view/voteroscoe|website=Roscoe Campaign Website|accessdate= 7 November 2020}}</ref>
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|[[File:Hamilton_Official_Portrait_2020.png|140px]]<br>'''[[Daniel Hamilton]]'''<ref>{{cite web |title=Vote Hamilton 2021 |url=https://sites.google.com/view/voteHamilton|website=Hamilton Campaign Website|accessdate= 7 November 2020}}</ref>
 
|[[Grand Duke of Australis|Grand Duke]] of [[Australis]] (2020–present)<br>Chairman of the [[Constantia Pact]] (2020-present)<br> 2nd Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs for the [[Cupertino Alliance]] (2020-present)
 
|[[Grand Duke of Australis|Grand Duke]] of [[Australis]] (2020–present)<br>Chairman of the [[Constantia Pact]] (2020-present)<br> 2nd Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs for the [[Cupertino Alliance]] (2020-present)
 
|[[File:Flag_of_Australis.svg|100px]]<br>'''[[Unified Royal States of Australis]]'''
 
|[[File:Flag_of_Australis.svg|100px]]<br>'''[[Unified Royal States of Australis]]'''
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|[[File:RV.png|140px]]
 
|[[File:RV.png|140px]]
 
|-
 
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|[[File:Logan_I.jpg|140px]]<br>'''[[Logan Ross]]'''<ref>{{cite web | url = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com | archiveurl = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com | archivedate = 27 November 2020 |title = Ross2021 website |author = Logan Ross}}</ref>
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|[[File:Screenshot 121.jpg|140px]]<br>'''[[Logan Ross]]'''<ref>{{cite web | url = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com | archiveurl = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com | archivedate = 27 November 2020 |title = Ross2021 website |author = Logan Ross}}</ref>
 
|Emperor of [[Aenopia]] (2019-present) <br> Lieutenant Chair of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] (2020-present) <br> Minister of Microwiki Affairs of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] (2020-present)<br>Vice-Chair of [[Konmalehth]] (2020) <br> Speaker of the Chamber of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)]] (2019)<br>Chair of [[NADU]] (2019-present)
 
|Emperor of [[Aenopia]] (2019-present) <br> Lieutenant Chair of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] (2020-present) <br> Minister of Microwiki Affairs of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] (2020-present)<br>Vice-Chair of [[Konmalehth]] (2020) <br> Speaker of the Chamber of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)]] (2019)<br>Chair of [[NADU]] (2019-present)
 
|[[File:Empire_of_Aenopia_flag.png|100px]]<br>'''[[Empire of Aenopia]]'''
 
|[[File:Empire_of_Aenopia_flag.png|100px]]<br>'''[[Empire of Aenopia]]'''
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|24 November 2020
 
|24 November 2020
 
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|[[File:Munroepoppy.jpg|140px]]<br>'''[[Liam Munroe]]'''
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|[[File:MunroePortrait2021.jpg|140px]]<br>'''[[Liam Alexander]]'''
 
|King of [[Kingdom of Atiera|Atiera]] (2020 - present)<br>[[First Minister of Pacem]] (2020 - present)
 
|King of [[Kingdom of Atiera|Atiera]] (2020 - present)<br>[[First Minister of Pacem]] (2020 - present)
 
|[[File:Atiera flag.svg|100px]]<br>'''[[Kingdom of Atiera]]'''
 
|[[File:Atiera flag.svg|100px]]<br>'''[[Kingdom of Atiera]]'''
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==Campaigning==
 
==Campaigning==
 
In the leadup to the election, candidates have begun to campaign in order to attract voters.
 
In the leadup to the election, candidates have begun to campaign in order to attract voters.
===Daniel Roscoe & Sertor Valentinus===
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===Daniel Hamilton & Sertor Valentinus===
[[File:RV.png|thumb|left|The logo of the Roscoe-Valentinus 2021 Campaign for Cupertino Alliance Chair]]
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The Hamilton-Valentinus campaign team was composed of [[Daniel Hamilton]], [[Sertor Valentinus]], [[Zed]], [[Casper von Naveria]] and [[Patrick Kenny]]. In an effort to attract voters, multiple campaign posters and logos were produced, bearing the slogans "Hamilton 2021" and "Strive to Revive". He also released a manifesto, expressing his goals as Chair of the Cupertino Alliance. Throughout November 2020, the Hamilton-Valentinus consistently scored first place in the pre-polls. <ref name="My Plan for the Future of the Alliance">''[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sRQZ3MyD5o5c-Yq5hHJK_lBnfhQk_wgv/view?usp=sharing My Plan for the Future of the Alliance]. Hamilton, Daniel.'' Retrieved 16 November 2020.</ref>
The Roscoe-Valentinus campaign team is composed of [[Daniel Roscoe]], [[Sertor Valentinus]], [[Zed]], [[Casper von Naveria]] and [[Patrick Kenny]]. In an effort to attract voters, multiple campaign posters and logos were produced, bearing the slogans "Roscoe 2021" and "Strive to Revive". He also released a manifesto, expressing his goals as Chair of the Cupertino Alliance. As of 16 November 2020, the Roscoe-Valentinus has consistently scored first place in the pre-polls. <ref name="My Plan for the Future of the Alliance">''[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sRQZ3MyD5o5c-Yq5hHJK_lBnfhQk_wgv/view?usp=sharing My Plan for the Future of the Alliance]. Roscoe, Daniel.'' Retrieved 16 November 2020.</ref>
 
  
The Roscoe campaign have also engaged in virtual 'doorknocking', talking to individual delegates of the Alliance in order to discuss Roscoe's policies and encourage them to vote for Roscoe-Valentinus.
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The Hamilton campaign also engaged in virtual 'doorknocking', talking to individual delegates of the Alliance in order to discuss Hamilton's policies and encourage them to vote for Hamilton-Valentinus.
  
During December, Roscoe updated the campaigns website, in addition to [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvgozlcJ-ew&ab_channel=URSAustralis releasing a speech discussing the Roscoe-Valentinus campaign plans.] On 4 January 2021, Roscoe formally announced that he would be dropping out of the election, citing mental health as a primary reason for his departure.
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During December, Hamilton updated the campaign's website, in addition to [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvgozlcJ-ew&ab_channel=URSAustralis releasing a speech discussing the Hamilton-Valentinus campaign plans.] On 4 January 2021, Hamilton formally announced that he would be dropping out of the election, citing mental health as a primary reason for his departure.
  
===Logan Ross===
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===Logan Ross & Matthew Xia===
[[File:Rossxiagrn.svg|thumb|right|The logo of the Ross2021 campaign.]]
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Ross published a manifesto describing his goals for the future of the Cupertino Alliance. Ross also released his campaign website which included a 'blog' which was intended to be updated daily regarding news around his campaign and the elections. On 24 November 2020 Ross also announced that he would be holding an 'e-rally' on the Cupertino Alliance server to discuss his campaign and what his term as chair would include. This was held on 18 December 2020.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p031WrkRcRb5lFKnYTOVWOhlk0pD3cqt/view?usp=sharing | archiveurl = https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p031WrkRcRb5lFKnYTOVWOhlk0pD3cqt/view?usp=sharing | archivedate = 7 January 2021 |title = Ross2021 PowerPoint |author = Logan Ross}}</ref>
Ross has published a manifesto describing his goals for the future of the Cupertino Alliance. Ross has also released his campaign website which includes a 'blog' which is intended to be updated daily regarding news around his campaign and the elections. On 24 November 2020 Ross also announced that he would be holding an 'e-rally' on the Cupertino Alliance server to discuss his campaign and what his term as chair would include. This was held on 18 December 2020.
 
  
On 24 November 2020 Ross announced that he had dropped out of the race to join the [[Liam Munroe]] campaign. Just 3 days later on 27 November 2020 Ross announced that he had re-joined the race. Unlike other candidates, Ross prides his experience in comparison to other candidates, going as far as including it as a major part of his campaign.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com/why-vote-ross2021/ | archiveurl = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com/why-vote-ross2021/ | archivedate = 27 November 2020 |title = Why vote Ross2021? |author = Logan Ross}}</ref> On 15 December 2020 Ross confirmed that [[Matthew Xia]] of [[Yu-Xia]] would be his running mate, after previous running mate [[Leon Montan]] resigned to focus on [[Grand Unified Micronational election, December 2020|the GUM elections]].
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On 24 November 2020 Ross announced that he had dropped out of the race to join the [[Liam Alexander|Munroe]] campaign. Just 3 days later on 27 November, 2020 Ross announced that he had re-joined the race. Unlike other candidates, Ross prides his experience in comparison to other candidates, going as far as including it as a major part of his campaign.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com/why-vote-ross2021/ | archiveurl = https://ross202185705155.wordpress.com/why-vote-ross2021/ | archivedate = 27 November 2020 |title = Why vote Ross2021? |author = Logan Ross}}</ref> On 15 December 2020 Ross confirmed that [[Matthew Xia]] of [[Yu-Xia]] would be his running mate, after previous running mate [[Leon Montan]] resigned to focus on [[Grand Unified Micronational election, December 2020|the GUM elections]].
  
On 4 January 2021, Ross was declared as the automatic winner of the 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election after rival candidate Roscoe dropped out.<ref name=ElectionResults>Lycon, Jayden, et al. (4 January 2021) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/17_FxI-he3qJqqIjTzsEaFHxbaMqkYuu4uoC70xRJigE/edit?usp=sharing Result of Election, 4 January 2021], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 25 December 2020.</ref> Ross will take office on 15 February 2021 after Lycon's term concludes.
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On 4 January 2021, Ross was declared as the automatic winner of the 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election after rival candidate Hamilton dropped out.<ref name=ElectionResults>Lycon, Jayden, et al. (4 January 2021) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/17_FxI-he3qJqqIjTzsEaFHxbaMqkYuu4uoC70xRJigE/edit?usp=sharing Result of Election, 4 January 2021], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 25 December 2020.</ref> Ross will take office on 15 February 2021 after Lycon's term concludes.
  
 
==Scandals==
 
==Scandals==
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=== Suspension of Dhrubajyoti Roy ===
 
=== Suspension of Dhrubajyoti Roy ===
 
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[[File:Image0 (ds9).jpeg|thumb|240px|An screenshot of correspondences between Munroe and Jamez before the climax of the scandal.]]
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[[File:Image0 (ds9).jpeg|thumb|left|240px|An screenshot of correspondences between Munroe and Jamez before the climax of the scandal.]]
Various concerns were raised after the suspension of Roy out of the blue. Among them was candidate [[Liam Munroe]]. Following a heated discussion in the formal channel where Munroe stated that he believed that Roy did nothing wrong and assuming that he was banned for a previous comment in a private channel,<ref>Munroe, Liam, et al. (22 November 2020) ''[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X94Q-OU8xxcqjevLLay9zSdsGDnVtMt-/view?usp=sharing Conversation, 22 November 2020], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 25 December 2020.</ref> Lycon and Jamez later re-affirmed that the aforementioned incident was not the reason why he was banned but did not give the evidence used to make such decision due to an order from the Superior Judge.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (14 November 2020) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OwyCHyL0S-0Wj1HUCJjkhOBQjgnIAwY7YYUH41YhK0/edit?usp=sharing Article 9 Suspension issued 14 November 2020], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 25 December 2020.</ref> An unconvinced Munroe later attempted to leverage Jamez into giving the evidence that was used to dismiss Roy, which Jamez refused, later leaking the message to a public channel.
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Various concerns were raised after the suspension of Roy out of the blue. Among them was candidate [[Liam Alexander]]. Following a heated discussion in the formal channel where Munroe stated that he believed that Roy did nothing wrong and assuming that he was banned for a previous comment in a private channel,<ref>Munroe, Liam, et al. (22 November 2020) ''[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X94Q-OU8xxcqjevLLay9zSdsGDnVtMt-/view?usp=sharing Conversation, 22 November 2020], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 25 December 2020.</ref> Lycon and Jamez later re-affirmed that the aforementioned incident was not the reason why he was banned but did not give the evidence used to make such decision due to an order from the Superior Judge.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (14 November 2020) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OwyCHyL0S-0Wj1HUCJjkhOBQjgnIAwY7YYUH41YhK0/edit?usp=sharing Article 9 Suspension issued 14 November 2020], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 25 December 2020.</ref> An unconvinced Munroe later attempted to leverage Jamez into giving the evidence that was used to dismiss Roy, which Jamez refused, later leaking the message to a public channel.
  
=== Roscoe Statistics leak ===
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=== Hamilton Statistics leak ===
From 26 - 30 November, Daniel Roscoe ran a pre-poll through [[Roscoe Statistics]]. It was revealed around 14 December that the vote of incumbent chair [[Jayden Lycon]] was leaked in a private campaign channel. The Chair addressed the incident with a speech.
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From 26 - 30 November, Daniel Hamilton ran a pre-poll through [[Roscoe Statistics]]. It was revealed around 14 December that the vote of the incumbent chair [[Jayden Lycon]] was leaked in a private campaign channel. The Chair addressed the incident with a speech.
  
{{Quote|It has been known that Daniel Roscoe did admit to an incident of leaking my poll vote on the 27th of November in a private campaign channel. These polls were also a trust assessment for newer candidates and unfortunately, Roscoe has failed the test. However, as no campaign declaration was signed during the date of the incident and it was legal (but not ethical) during the time, as such, the CA is not looking for further action. It is unlikely that this action has continued. Any future candidate behaviour should be reported to the SJ and me. Furthermore, the above poll was seized by the CA and will be solely operated by the CA proper.|[[Jayden Lycon]], 2020}}
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{{Quote|It has been known that Daniel Hamilton did admit to an incident of leaking my poll vote on the 27th of November in a private campaign channel. These polls were also a trust assessment for newer candidates and unfortunately, Hamilton has failed the test. However, as no campaign declaration was signed during the date of the incident and it was legal (but not ethical) during the time, as such, the CA is not looking for further action. It is unlikely that this action has continued. Any future candidate behaviour should be reported to the SJ and me. Furthermore, the above poll was seized by the CA and will be solely operated by the CA proper.|[[Jayden Lycon]], 2020}}
  
 
Following the reveal of the incident, [[Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance|Acting Superior Judge]] [[Jamez]] passed the Poll Protection Act through the Cupertino Alliance, barring electoral candidates from hosting election polls and prohibiting pollsters publicising voter information.<ref>Jamez (14 December 2020) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1zAHl0uHCtpDkvwno5Q32VsBNAcA9zyoQ2HKvUAC64-U/ Poll Protection Act], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 28 December 2020.</ref>
 
Following the reveal of the incident, [[Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance|Acting Superior Judge]] [[Jamez]] passed the Poll Protection Act through the Cupertino Alliance, barring electoral candidates from hosting election polls and prohibiting pollsters publicising voter information.<ref>Jamez (14 December 2020) ''[https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1zAHl0uHCtpDkvwno5Q32VsBNAcA9zyoQ2HKvUAC64-U/ Poll Protection Act], [[Cupertino Alliance]]''. Retrieved 28 December 2020.</ref>
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===Judicial bias scandal===
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[[File:Jamez evidence.PNG|thumb|300px|Public endorsement supplied as evidence in the original complaint.]]
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On 1 January, Hamilton launched a complaint against the [[Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance|Acting Superior Judge]] accusing them of violating the Judicial Impartiality Act, following alleged contributions to the Ross-Xia campaign through a public endorsement. The claims were quickly rebuked by the judge, who stated that the legislation does not prohibit public endorsements.
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[[File:20210105 173521 cropped.jpg|thumb|250px|Alleged campaigning in the Hamilton-Valentinus Campaign Server.]]
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A couple of days following the initial incident, the judge posted a comment interpreted as an advertisement for the Ross-Xia campaign by Valentinus, who removed the post and [[Jamez]] from the server.
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The judge later re-entered the server, demanding re-entry to monitor the campaign for transparency.
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The incident escalated when Jamez posted a statement on the main Cupertino Alliance condemning the incident.
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{{Quote|I was just banned from the Hamilton server. I stated an objective fact. The campaign violated the privacy of our Chair. They have refused to allow alliance admin or judicial individuals to supervise campaign chats. The Ross campaign has done the opposite.|[[Jamez]], 2020.}}
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An argument ensued in the Discord server, with [[Matthew Xia]] stating "this has just turned to petty insults from both sides"; this was objected to by [[Mike Lewis]] and Jamez, citing that it was a "civil" and "healthy debate". Jamez was eventually permitted to re-enter the campaign server after further discussion.
  
 
==Opinion polling and timeline==
 
==Opinion polling and timeline==
Along the campaign trail, multiple organisations have held opinion polling in order to predict the winner of the race, in addition to gathering statistical data. Notable organisations that have run polls for the election include the Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission (CESE), [[Roscoe Statistics]] and the [[Micronational Gazette]]. Early polls have shown candidate [[Daniel Roscoe]] to be leading the race however polls conducted towards the end of December have shown an increasing influence by candidate [[Logan Ross]].
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Along the campaign trail, multiple organisations have held opinion polling in order to predict the winner of the race, in addition to gathering statistical data. Notable organisations that have run polls for the election include the Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission (CESE), [[Hamilton Statistics]] and the [[Micronational Gazette]]. Early polls showed candidate [[Daniel Hamilton]] to be leading the race however polls conducted towards the end of December showed an increasing influence by candidate [[Logan Ross]].
 
===Post-nomination period===
 
===Post-nomination period===
 
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! rowspan="2" width="15%" |Lead
 
! rowspan="2" width="15%" |Lead
 
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!Daniel Roscoe <br> Sertor Valentinus
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!Daniel Hamilton <br> Sertor Valentinus
 
!Logan Ross <br> Matthew Xia
 
!Logan Ross <br> Matthew Xia
 
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| colspan="7" style="background:darkgrey;" |
 
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! colspan="7" width="15%" |Daniel Roscoe / Sertor Valentinus suspends campaign (4 January 2020)
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! colspan="7" width="15%" |Daniel Hamilton / Sertor Valentinus suspends campaign (4 January 2020)
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| colspan="7" width="15%" bgcolor="F4B7C1" |'''Valentinus campaign ban scandal (3 January 2020)'''
 
 
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|[[Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission]]
 
|[[Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission]]
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===Pre-nomination period===
 
===Pre-nomination period===
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!Isaiah Burdette
 
!Isaiah Burdette
 
!Sertor Valentinus
 
!Sertor Valentinus
!Daniel Roscoe
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!Daniel Hamilton
!Liam Munroe
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!Liam Alexander
 
!Logan Ross
 
!Logan Ross
 
!Dhrubajyoti Roy
 
!Dhrubajyoti Roy
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| bgcolor="AAAAE4" |'''18.1'''{{decrease}}
 
| bgcolor="AAAAE4" |'''18.1'''{{decrease}}
 
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| colspan="12" width="15%" bgcolor="F4B7C1" |'''Roscoe leaking scandal (15 December 2020)'''
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| colspan="12" width="15%" bgcolor="F4B7C1" |'''Hamilton leaking scandal (15 December 2020)'''
 
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|[[Statistic-Dime]]{{efn|The polling was seized by the CESE on 17 December.}}
 
|[[Statistic-Dime]]{{efn|The polling was seized by the CESE on 17 December.}}
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Logan Ross resumes campaign for Chair position (27 November 2020)
 
! colspan="12" width="15%" |Logan Ross resumes campaign for Chair position (27 November 2020)
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Munroe suspends his campaign for Chair position for second time (27 November 2020)
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Alexander suspends his campaign for Chair position for second time (27 November 2020)
 
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|[[Roscoe Statistics]]
 
|[[Roscoe Statistics]]
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| colspan="12" width="15%" bgcolor="F4B7C1" |'''Munroe corruption scandal (24 November 2020)'''
 
| colspan="12" width="15%" bgcolor="F4B7C1" |'''Munroe corruption scandal (24 November 2020)'''
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Munroe resumes campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Alexander resumes campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Sertor Valentinus becomes Daniel Roscoe's running mate, suspending his campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Sertor Valentinus becomes Daniel Hamilton's running mate, suspending his campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
 
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|Brookside Gazette{{efn|name=Public}}
 
|Brookside Gazette{{efn|name=Public}}
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| bgcolor="AAAAE4" |'''16.7'''{{decrease}}<ref>''[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o66G0ft4Zafm18bwr5xRZpc-tZKDYESK/view?usp=sharing Chair election polling — 24 November 2020]. [[Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission]]''. Retrieved 27 November 2020.</ref>
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Munroe suspends campaign for Chair position (21 November 2020)
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Alexander suspends campaign for Chair position (21 November 2020)
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Isaiah Burdette intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Munroe intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Liam Alexander intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Sertor Valentinus intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
 
! colspan="12" width="15%" |Sertor Valentinus intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Jayden Lycon states that he would not be seeking re-election (25 October 2020)
 
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! colspan="12" width="15%" |Daniel Roscoe intends to run for Chair position (19 October 2020)
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==See also==
 
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*[[Chair of the Cupertino Alliance]]
 
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*[[Lieutenant Chair of the Cupertino Alliance]]
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
===Notes===
 
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 24 July 2021

The Cupertino Alliance Chair election was a planned election set to happen in January or February 2021 in order to succeed Jayden Lycon, who was not seeking re-election as Chair of the Cupertino Alliance.[2] Initially called in November 2020, the election. On 4 January 2021 candidate Daniel Hamilton formally dropped out of the race, resulting in a unanimous victory for a candidate Logan Ross.

Cupertino Alliance Chair election, January 2021

← July 2020 4 January 2021[a] August 2021 →
TurnoutN/A[a]
  Screenshot 121.jpg Hamilton Official Portrait 2020.png
Candidate Logan Ross Daniel Hamilton
Home state Empire of Aenopia flag.png Aenopia Flag of Australis.svg Australis
Running mate Matthew Xia Sertor Valentinus
Popular vote N/A[a][b] N/A[a]

Chair before election

Jayden Lycon

Elected Chair

Logan Ross

Background

The 1st Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election held in August 2020 resulted in Jayden Lycon getting re-elected after a landslide victory against rival Sertor Valentinus. However on 25 October 2020 in a public address, Jayden Lycon formally stated that he would not be seeking re-election, citing that the alliance needed to move on, lack of time, and declining interest in micronationalism.

I must inform you that I have concluded that I have finished the goals that I was sought for and such it is vital for the alliance to endeavour a new direction. As such, I will formally not be seeking re-election.

— Jayden Lycon, 2020

Electoral reform

Due to the significance of this election compared to the previous one, various ideas of elections in the alliance were amended.

Candidates

Several candidates had expressed wishes to run for Chairman of the Board, however, these were unofficial. The only two candidates who submitted the necessary paperwork to become a candidate for the Chairmanship Election were Daniel Hamilton and Logan Ross. These candidates at the time of Hamilton's suspension on 4 January 2021 were:

Candidate Experience State Party (if applicable) Running mate Campaign announcement date
(UTC)
Campaign Logo
 
Daniel Hamilton[3]
Grand Duke of Australis (2020–present)
Chairman of the Constantia Pact (2020-present)
2nd Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs for the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
 
Unified Royal States of Australis
Independent Sertor Valentinus 19 October 2020  
 
Logan Ross[4]
Emperor of Aenopia (2019-present)
Lieutenant Chair of the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
Minister of Microwiki Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
Vice-Chair of Konmalehth (2020)
Speaker of the Chamber of the Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union) (2019)
Chair of NADU (2019-present)
 
Empire of Aenopia
Independent Matthew Xia 5 November 2020  

Former Candidates

Name Experience State Party (if applicable) Announcement date Dropped out
 
Sertor Valentinus
Prime Minister of West Sayville (2020–present)
Minister for European and African Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance (2020-present)
Minister of Defence for Pinelandia (2019 - present)
 
Kingdom of Pinelandia
Independent 4 November 2020 24 November 2020
 
Liam Alexander
King of Atiera (2020 - present)
First Minister of Pacem (2020 - present)
 
Kingdom of Atiera
Independent 4 November 2020 (1st Campaign)

24 November 2020 (2nd Campaign)
21 November 2020 (1st Campaign)

27 November 2020 (2nd Campaign)
 
Dhrubajyoti Roy
Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra (2020 - present)
Deputy Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance (2020)
Vice Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Alliance (2020 - present)
 
State of Vishwamitra
Independent 9 November 2020 12 November 2020
 
Isaiah Burdette
2nd Riksministerpresident of Nordika (2020 - present)
2nd President of Florania (2020)
 
Kingdom of Humberlea
Independent 4 November 2020 12 December 2020

Campaigning

In the leadup to the election, candidates have begun to campaign in order to attract voters.

Daniel Hamilton & Sertor Valentinus

The Hamilton-Valentinus campaign team was composed of Daniel Hamilton, Sertor Valentinus, Zed, Casper von Naveria and Patrick Kenny. In an effort to attract voters, multiple campaign posters and logos were produced, bearing the slogans "Hamilton 2021" and "Strive to Revive". He also released a manifesto, expressing his goals as Chair of the Cupertino Alliance. Throughout November 2020, the Hamilton-Valentinus consistently scored first place in the pre-polls. [5]

The Hamilton campaign also engaged in virtual 'doorknocking', talking to individual delegates of the Alliance in order to discuss Hamilton's policies and encourage them to vote for Hamilton-Valentinus.

During December, Hamilton updated the campaign's website, in addition to releasing a speech discussing the Hamilton-Valentinus campaign plans. On 4 January 2021, Hamilton formally announced that he would be dropping out of the election, citing mental health as a primary reason for his departure.

Logan Ross & Matthew Xia

Ross published a manifesto describing his goals for the future of the Cupertino Alliance. Ross also released his campaign website which included a 'blog' which was intended to be updated daily regarding news around his campaign and the elections. On 24 November 2020 Ross also announced that he would be holding an 'e-rally' on the Cupertino Alliance server to discuss his campaign and what his term as chair would include. This was held on 18 December 2020.[6]

On 24 November 2020 Ross announced that he had dropped out of the race to join the Munroe campaign. Just 3 days later on 27 November, 2020 Ross announced that he had re-joined the race. Unlike other candidates, Ross prides his experience in comparison to other candidates, going as far as including it as a major part of his campaign.[7] On 15 December 2020 Ross confirmed that Matthew Xia of Yu-Xia would be his running mate, after previous running mate Leon Montan resigned to focus on the GUM elections.

On 4 January 2021, Ross was declared as the automatic winner of the 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election after rival candidate Hamilton dropped out.[1] Ross will take office on 15 February 2021 after Lycon's term concludes.

Scandals

There were various scandals during the election period.

Suspension of Dhrubajyoti Roy

 
An screenshot of correspondences between Munroe and Jamez before the climax of the scandal.

Various concerns were raised after the suspension of Roy out of the blue. Among them was candidate Liam Alexander. Following a heated discussion in the formal channel where Munroe stated that he believed that Roy did nothing wrong and assuming that he was banned for a previous comment in a private channel,[8] Lycon and Jamez later re-affirmed that the aforementioned incident was not the reason why he was banned but did not give the evidence used to make such decision due to an order from the Superior Judge.[9] An unconvinced Munroe later attempted to leverage Jamez into giving the evidence that was used to dismiss Roy, which Jamez refused, later leaking the message to a public channel.

Hamilton Statistics leak

From 26 - 30 November, Daniel Hamilton ran a pre-poll through Roscoe Statistics. It was revealed around 14 December that the vote of the incumbent chair Jayden Lycon was leaked in a private campaign channel. The Chair addressed the incident with a speech.

It has been known that Daniel Hamilton did admit to an incident of leaking my poll vote on the 27th of November in a private campaign channel. These polls were also a trust assessment for newer candidates and unfortunately, Hamilton has failed the test. However, as no campaign declaration was signed during the date of the incident and it was legal (but not ethical) during the time, as such, the CA is not looking for further action. It is unlikely that this action has continued. Any future candidate behaviour should be reported to the SJ and me. Furthermore, the above poll was seized by the CA and will be solely operated by the CA proper.

— Jayden Lycon, 2020

Following the reveal of the incident, Acting Superior Judge Jamez passed the Poll Protection Act through the Cupertino Alliance, barring electoral candidates from hosting election polls and prohibiting pollsters publicising voter information.[10]

Judicial bias scandal

 
Public endorsement supplied as evidence in the original complaint.

On 1 January, Hamilton launched a complaint against the Acting Superior Judge accusing them of violating the Judicial Impartiality Act, following alleged contributions to the Ross-Xia campaign through a public endorsement. The claims were quickly rebuked by the judge, who stated that the legislation does not prohibit public endorsements.

 
Alleged campaigning in the Hamilton-Valentinus Campaign Server.

A couple of days following the initial incident, the judge posted a comment interpreted as an advertisement for the Ross-Xia campaign by Valentinus, who removed the post and Jamez from the server. The judge later re-entered the server, demanding re-entry to monitor the campaign for transparency.

The incident escalated when Jamez posted a statement on the main Cupertino Alliance condemning the incident.

I was just banned from the Hamilton server. I stated an objective fact. The campaign violated the privacy of our Chair. They have refused to allow alliance admin or judicial individuals to supervise campaign chats. The Ross campaign has done the opposite.

— Jamez, 2020.

An argument ensued in the Discord server, with Matthew Xia stating "this has just turned to petty insults from both sides"; this was objected to by Mike Lewis and Jamez, citing that it was a "civil" and "healthy debate". Jamez was eventually permitted to re-enter the campaign server after further discussion.

Opinion polling and timeline

Along the campaign trail, multiple organisations have held opinion polling in order to predict the winner of the race, in addition to gathering statistical data. Notable organisations that have run polls for the election include the Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission (CESE), Hamilton Statistics and the Micronational Gazette. Early polls showed candidate Daniel Hamilton to be leading the race however polls conducted towards the end of December showed an increasing influence by candidate Logan Ross.

Post-nomination period

Polling Firm Date of Polling Electorate Polling Method Lead
Daniel Hamilton
Sertor Valentinus
Logan Ross
Matthew Xia
2nd election 4 January 2020 N/A N/A N/A[b] N/A N/A[b]
Daniel Hamilton / Sertor Valentinus suspends campaign (4 January 2020)
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 3 - 4 January 2020 17 35.3 64.7 Google Forms 29.4

Pre-nomination period

     Red indicates political scandal

Polling Firm Date of Polling Electorate Polling Method Lead
Isaiah Burdette Sertor Valentinus Daniel Hamilton Liam Alexander Logan Ross Dhrubajyoti Roy Abstain
Nominations for Chair close (1 January 2021)
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 22 - 25 December 2020 63[c] 40 60 Strawpoll 20
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 22 - 25 December 2020 13 46.2 53.8 Google Forms 7.6
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 18 - 21 December 2020 22 59 40.9 Discord 18.1
Hamilton leaking scandal (15 December 2020)
Statistic-Dime[d] 14 - 17 December 2020 17 64.7 35 Google Forms 29.2[11]
Isaiah Burdette suspends campaign for Chair position (12 December 2020)
Saspearian Broadcasting Company 10 - 13 December 2020 12 8.3 58.3 33.3 Google Forms 25[12]
Statistic-Dime 1 - 4 December 2020 6 33.3 66.7 Google Forms 33.4[11]
Logan Ross resumes campaign for Chair position (27 November 2020)
Liam Alexander suspends his campaign for Chair position for second time (27 November 2020)
Roscoe Statistics 26 - 30 November 2020 23[e] 13 52.2 34.8 Google Forms 17.4[13]
Election formally announced (24 November 2020)
Munroe corruption scandal (24 November 2020)
Liam Alexander resumes campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
Sertor Valentinus becomes Daniel Hamilton's running mate, suspending his campaign for Chair position (24 November 2020)
Brookside Gazette[c] 22 - 25 November 2020 12 16.7 25 41.7 16.7 Google Forms 16.7[14]
Liam Alexander suspends campaign for Chair position (21 November 2020)
Roscoe Statistics 15 - 18 November 2020 16 6.3 6.3 75 6.3 6.3 Google Forms 68.7[15]
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 15 - 18 November 2020 19 21 15.8 36.8 21 5.3 Discord 15.8[15]
Dhrubajyoti Roy suspends campaign for Chair position (12 November 2020)
Micronational Gazette 11 - 14 November 2020 19 10.5 5.3 52.6 15.8 5.3 10.5 0 Google Forms 36.8[16]
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 11 - 14 November 2020 15 26.6 46.6 26.6 Discord 20[16]
Dhrubajyoti Roy intends to run for Chair position (9 November 2020)
Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission 8 - 11 November 2020 15 13.3 33.3 26.6 6.6 13.3 6.6 Discord 6.7[17]
Micronational Gazette 4 - 8 November 2020 14 6.6 13.3 35.7 28.6 14.3 Google Forms 7.1[18]
Brennan Sullivan considering to run for Chair position (6 November 2020)
Logan Ross intends to run for Chair position (5 November 2020)
Isaiah Burdette intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
Liam Alexander intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
Sertor Valentinus intends to run for Chair position (4 November 2020)
Jayden Lycon states that he would not be seeking re-election (25 October 2020)
Daniel Hamilton intends to run for Chair position (19 October 2020)

See also

References

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Election was slated to last from 29 January – 6 February. The Hamilton-Valentinus Campaign however decided to drop out of the race on 4 January, citing mental health and a toxic environment. As a result, the Chair of the Board and the Superior Judge invoked Article 28 of the Charter Act, awarding the election to Logan Ross and Matthew Xia.[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Officially called as unanimous in favor of Ross.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The polling was conducted on a public basis, rather than within the alliance delegation.
  4. The polling was seized by the CESE on 17 December.
  5. The Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission rejected a single vote from the tally.

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lycon, Jayden, et al. (4 January 2021) Result of Election, 4 January 2021, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  2. Lycon, Jayden (25 October 2020) Cupertino Alliance re-election address, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  3. "Vote Hamilton 2021". Hamilton Campaign Website. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  4. Logan Ross. "Ross2021 website". Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.
  5. My Plan for the Future of the Alliance. Hamilton, Daniel. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  6. Logan Ross. "Ross2021 PowerPoint". Archived from the original on 7 January 2021.
  7. Logan Ross. "Why vote Ross2021?". Archived from the original on 27 November 2020.
  8. Munroe, Liam, et al. (22 November 2020) Conversation, 22 November 2020, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  9. Lycon, Jayden (14 November 2020) Article 9 Suspension issued 14 November 2020, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  10. Jamez (14 December 2020) Poll Protection Act, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Chair election polling — 18 December 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  12. SBC News – 2nd Cupertino Alliance Chair Election Opinion Polling Results (12/10/2020 – 12/13/2020). Saspearian Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  13. Chair election polling — 30 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  14. Chair election polling — 24 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Chair election polling — 19 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Chair election polling — 15 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  17. Chair election polling — 11 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  18. Chair election polling — 8 November 2020. Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission. Retrieved 8 November 2020.